People Notes

People Notes

The Town of Herndon has appointed Michael R. Moore as Cemetary Manager of the Chestnut Grove Cemetery and Cynthia S. Roeder as Manager of Recreation Services at the Herndon Community Center.

Moore has more than 40 years experience in cemetery operations. He recently worked as Operations Manager with Eastern Memorials and Large Sales Specialist with National Memorial Park in Falls Church. Chestnut Grove Cemetery dates back to the 1830's, was formally organized in 1872, and was deeded to the Town of Herndon in 1997.

Roeder was previously a Program Manager with the Montgomery County Recreation Department in Silver Spring, Maryland. Before that she was Superintendent of Recreation with the Frederick County Parks and Recreation Department in Winchester, Virginia. She was a Recreation Coordinator for the Town of Herndon from 1987-1989.

Huda Ahmad Totonji, of Herndon, was selected as one of 26 semifinalists for the Trawick Prize. The Trawick Prize is a competition in contemporary art sponsored by the Bethesda Arts and Entertainment District. First place is a prize of $14,000.

The Northern Virginia Theater Alliance held its One-Act Play Festival Awards Ceremony on June 29, awarding the Best Actress Prize to Laura Russell of the Reston Community Players for her performance in "You Can't Trust the Male." The Elden Street Players were also given an award for Best Presentation of Challenging Material for their One-Act "The Love Talker."

Leadership Fairfax, Inc., recently graduated local residents from their 10-month curriculum of community issues and skill development:

Douglas Bushee, of Reston, an employee of Edge Office Supplies, Inc.;

Judy Redpath, of Herndon, an employee of Washington Financial Group, Inc.;

Gerald Volloy, of Reston and the Reston Association; and

Patricia Williams, of Reston, an employee of Graceful Care,

Leadership Fairfax, Inc. also announced the graduates of their Emerging Leaders Program, which is a nine month program centered around skill building mentoring, community service projects, and community board service. The graduates of the Emerging Leaders Program for the Reston and Herndon areas are:

Valerie Griffith, of Reston, an employee of RS Information Systems, Inc.; and

Kathryn Smith, of Herndon, and employee of the Fairfax County Government.